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Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
, the senate was in a pro forma session, so not technically in recess. the obama administration is pushing back against that, and they are saying that they believe the senate was in recess. why? because they were in a pro forma session which essentially means that there weren't senators here, they weren't conducting official business, but they were gaveling into session every few days. this, of course, occurred during the holidays of 2012. so the obama administration today saying that they strongly disagree with the court's ruling. they maintain that the senate was not in session, was essentially in recess when the president made those appointments. >> of course, many of us have been tempted to believe that even when there are senators and congressional members present, it's not actually functioning, but go on. >> reporter: right. and that is what the obama administration is arguing. that, look, the senate is not really functioning during these pro forma sessions. but in terms of whether the obama administration will appeal this, that is still a big question mark. the justice department has not
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
organization for the obama administration. >> male models moonlighting as handymen. >> mike wallace is spinning in his grave. >> let's get to our panel now, angela rye is a political strategist. dr. james peterson is a contributor to thegrio.com and ryan grim, d.c. bureau chief for "the huffington post." welcome to all of you. i'm glad you're watching again ryan behind you on the screen. professor peterson, we saw a lot of the president this weekend, a lengthy interview given to the new republic and that interview with hillary clinton on "60 minutes." i see republicans grumbling about that interview. is that because it made democrats seem like mature, well-mannered, adults who are trying to get something done? >> yeah. for all of their critique about what they perceived as being a softball interview, have you ever seen a republican politician on a fox news interview? certainly there's a double standard there in their mind. at the end of the day here, i think that the president and secretary clinton being in the same space at the same time is an important sort of sense for the democratic party g
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